Monthly Archives: August 2013

Can The IPCC Do Revolutionary Science?

Guest Essay by Barry Brill The timing couldn’t be worse. On 23-26 September, scores of representatives of the world’s Environment Ministries are scheduled to meet in Stockholm to wordsmith the final draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the … Continue reading

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Dancing Lessons

Well, as Bokonon said, “Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God”. So as a result of the usual mix of misconceptions and coincidences, we’ve got the house-sitter to stay in the house when we’re gone, and the ladies and … Continue reading

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CO2 calculation in the global carbon cycle may be off due to a depth error

It seems that a simple assumption about where to measure CO2 in the ocean surface has drastic implications. via The Hockey Schtick New paper finds global carbon cycle datasets may be biased A paper published today in Global Biogeochemical Cycles … Continue reading

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Atmosphere’s emission fingerprint affected by how clouds are stacked

From AGU highlights: Clouds, which can absorb or reflect incoming radiation and affect the amount of radiation escaping from Earth’s atmosphere, remain the greatest source of uncertainty in global climate modeling. By combining space-based observations with climate models, researchers are … Continue reading

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Claim: ‘Post Glacial Rebound is a Myth’

NOTE: (I had this at the bottom of the post some people missed it so I moved it up to the top) I’m not convinced that this idea has any merit whatsoever, as I see more conventional reasons (like silting) … Continue reading

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The WUWT Hot Sheet for Saturday August 31st, 2013

Since failures in climate science claims are on the rise, can we start naming climate prediction failures after scientists and activists? I can think of  a few: The Hansen Hiatus, for example. Climate campaigners seem to think they have a … Continue reading

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A ‘head scratcher’ – No Atlantic Hurricane by August in First Time in 11 Years

Where are all the hurricanes Al Gore, Bill McKibben, Joe Romm, and Brad Johnson say are supposed to happen due to global warming? Article includes most recent forecast from Klotzbach and Gray Bloomberg News: August is about to end without … Continue reading

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Accuracy, Precision, and One Watt per Square Metre

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been investigating one of my favorite datasets in the last few days, the CERES satellite-based top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiation dataset. In particular, I’ve taken month-by-month global and hemispheric averages of the data. The dataset consists … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – Katharine Hayhoe: only YOU can control the climate!

@bkparallax @IamDonCheadle the power to change climate lies in hands of every individual on the planet, not a single gov't–or technology!— Katharine Hayhoe (@KHayhoe) August 29, 2013 With the way Hayhoe described that, I couldn’t help think of, and embellish, … Continue reading

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AmericanThinker: ‘PBS NewsHour paints itself into a corner on AGW’ – 350:4 ratio of AGW’ers-to-skeptics

American Thinker has a piece today, on how a recent preposterous global warming report on the PBS NewsHour hints they’re overplaying their biased coverage of the issue. The addition of it to the tally of NewsHour discussion segments absent of … Continue reading

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A solar eclipse as seen from Mars

From NASA  JPL: NASA Mars Rover Views Eclipse of the Sun by Phobos PASADENA, Calif. – Images taken with a telephoto-lens camera on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity catch the larger of Mars’ two moons, Phobos, passing directly in front of … Continue reading

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July 2013 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

My apologies for the delay. I was waiting for the NCDC to update their data webpage here. As of this morning, the NCDC has not updated it, so I used the 0.61 deg C anomaly for July 2013 published in … Continue reading

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The WUWT Hot Sheet for Friday August 30th, 2013

Pat Michaels: High School Science Discredits The New York Times’ Latest Global Warming Whopper – Forbes …More completely, that would be the consensus of scientists who built their careers on the global warming gravy plane and really don’t want to … Continue reading

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Snowfall in South America

By using the keywords nieve and neve (instead of snow) many interesting articles can be found on the Internet Guest essay by Argiris Diamantis Snowfall, like the present snowfall in South America, can be considered to be weather rather than … Continue reading

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The Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935

A perspective on the “unprecedented” strength of modern hurricanes Guest essay by Donald R. Baucom 1935 Labor Day hurricane track. Uses the color scheme from the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. Image: NOAA/NHC/Wikipedia In 1948, Lauren Bacall and husband Humphrey Bogart made … Continue reading

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A new understanding of the solar dynamo published

Our resident solar expert, Dr. Leif Svalgaard, sends word of this new discovery. Stanford solar scientists solve one of the sun’s mysteries The sun’s magnetic field can play havoc with communications technology. Stanford scientists have now described one of the … Continue reading

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Climate Science Exploited for Political Agenda, According to Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Climatism or global warming alarmism is the most prominent recent example of science being coopted to serve a political agenda, writes Richard Lindzen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the in the … Continue reading

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Pining away for climate change

From the NIPCC report comes this study that suggests gloom and doom over pine forest growth suppression in the face of climate change is overwrought. The pine trees apparently have the tools within their genes to cope just fine. Intraspecific … Continue reading

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